They performed every night of August in Edinburgh, Scotland, though they haven’t turned up much new footage over there, saying thrift shops in the United Kingdom tend to be a little more well-curated.
"I’m not very patriotic about most things, but I am about [American] thrift stores," Prueher says.
Even abroad, fans continue to gift them videos that they incorporate into the show. Often, tapes that can’t quite draw out a goofy clip still have a spectacular VHS cover compiled and are displayed in the show. One recent gift will likely end up folded into a segment: It’s a copy of The Nuremberg Trials except "it was still in the shrink wrap and came with a free bag of microwavable popcorn," Pickett says.
In the end, the Found Footage Festival is the same old show it’s always been — goofy video clips, with a prank or two sprinkled in. Only now, there’s an unhappy recipient of their humor.